China and New Zealand inked an agreement on Monday [14 November 2016] to mutually recognize organic food with official certification labels to facilitate organic food development and trade. China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration and New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries agreed to mutually recognize each other’s certifications for organic food imports…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2016

Key Point

  • In 2015, China sold CNY 60 billion (US$8.78 billion) worth of organic food.

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  • In June 2014, the CNCA instituted new regulations that decreased the number of permissible foreign infant brands sold in China to 94. The majority of CNCA-approved foreign infant formula suppliers were based in New Zealand, Australia, USA, and Europe, with Singapore and South Korea being the only Asian approved suppliers.
  • Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Beijing, China’s Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) operates under the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).

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